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The Cost Of Colonisation

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If the recipients were to be treated equally then the bulk of the reward would be gobbled up by Tax anyway.
However, as these sort of decisions never involve anything resembling equality based on integrity it will be the next bandwagon for Lawyers.
Posted by individual, Friday, 15 March 2019 12:04:29 PM
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Hmmm, public works, "construction of public works, which took place on native title land".

There is always a smart lawyer, dumb judge & grasping aboriginals to watch out for.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 15 March 2019 12:32:21 PM
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Well the solution seems simple...governments should never again build ANYTHING on aboriginal owned land. No public housing, no roads, no infrastructure whatsoever.

After all we mustn't interfere with " the spiritual connection value of Aboriginal people to their country."

Of course, the 'Closing the Gap' boondoggle might suffer somewhat but...spiritual connection trumps all, dontcha know.

And then we can look forward to lawsuits in a few years claiming discrimination because the government wasn't interfering with "the spiritual connection value of Aboriginal people to their country."

And the Paul's of the world will be telling us its all because of colonialism...or something. Nothing at all to do with some aboriginal's cargo cult mentality, nosiree!
Posted by mhaze, Friday, 15 March 2019 1:03:58 PM
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So ..... groups can be paid for roads, water pipelines, sewage ponds, any government-funded buildings, schools, etc. on their land ? What next, that they can be paid compensation for houses - their own houses - being put on their land ? And for any government services for their benefit ? Sounds like double-dipping - no wait, since it will be tax-free, it could be a form of triple-dipping :)

Money, not poverty, seems to be why people neglected their kids in the twenty years after the War (the worst decades for infant mortality, at least down here in SA) when there was plenty of work on long-delayed infrastructure projects for many Aboriginal people, and therefore money, and therefore grog, and therefore a 'Stolen Generation' ?

So will this new bonanza enable far more money (tax-free) to be spent on such 'discretionary expenditure' and therefore boost the number of SG kids ? Will it contribute to a rise in child suicides, and ultimately to a diminution of the population in remote areas ? Unintentionally, could it be yet another contribution to a spiralling form of genocide ?

It's probably quite legal, but it could have a devastating impact on families, and on child abuse and mortality. I can't see 'communities' benefiting from this in the long run in that case. BUT it's probably legal. God help remote Aboriginal people from good intentions, as Marx would observe.

Plus, as a side-note, the NT government (and sooner or later, all State governments) will suddenly find themselves in huge debt. Interesting times.

Joe
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Posted by Loudmouth, Friday, 15 March 2019 2:34:40 PM
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'so do you accept Christ was a homosexual?
Paul1405,'

sort of diarrhea I expect from you Paul. You are pretty predictable.
Posted by runner, Friday, 15 March 2019 4:30:30 PM
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"Just look at how barbaric tribes treated each other and especially girls before colonisation."

Look how they still treat girls.
Posted by Is Mise, Friday, 15 March 2019 5:16:05 PM
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